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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Andy Serkis star in this new episode of the apes saga. This big-budget action hit reveals how the apes gained human intelligence and fought to take over the world. Modern special effects bring the series to a new level of action.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes, led by Caesar, is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" starts Friday nationally, including at the Luxury 5 Cinemas. 130 minutes. It's rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi and action, and brief strong language.
Melissa McCarthy, Dan Aykroyd, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates star in this new comedy.
Tammy (McCarthy) is having a bad day. She's totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It's time to take her boombox and book it. The bad news is she's broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma (Sarandon) is her only option — with a car, cash and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shotgun, it may be just what Tammy needs.
"Tammy" is held over. 97 minutes. It's rated R for language, including sexual references.
EARTH TO ECHO
This new family adventure has been called "E.T." for a new generation.
Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover a mysterious being stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change their lives forever.
"Earth to Echo" is held over through July 17. 91 minutes. It's rated PG for some action and peril, and mild language.
DELIVER US FROM EVIL
Eric Bana and Olivia Munn star in this new horror-thriller based on real accounts of a New York City Police Department sergeant and a priest who performs exorcisms.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. The film is based upon the book, which details Sarchie's bone-chilling, real-life cases.
"Deliver Us From Evil" is held over through July 17. 118 minutes. It's rated R for bloody violence, grisly images, terror throughout and language.
TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci star in this new action hit.
As humanity picks up the pieces following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control, all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs. The epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement, ensues.
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" is held over through July 17. It's rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo.